Slumps busted

Today’s results:

The Fever broke out of their slump by routing the Liberty, 98-77. Indiana scored a WNBA record-tying 40 first quarter points.

Also snapping out of a down period were the Sparks, who rallied late to beat the Stars, 70-61.

WNBA team news:

After a one-year absence, the Dream are looking to return to the playoffs.

The Wings’ playoff hopes are growing dim.

WNBA player news:

Sun rookie Morgan Tuck will have season-ending knee surgery.

Dearica Hamby is pregnant and will miss the remainder of the season for the Stars.

The return of Anna Cruz has taken the Lynx to another level.

Q&A with Indiana’s Devereaux Peters.

For Elena Delle Donne, Lyme Disease is a constant opponent.

Lynx forward Maya Moore is scoring less, but don’t be fooled.

The Dream’s Elizabeth Williams is making a case for the WNBA’s most improved player.

Tomorrow’s game schedule:

Mercury at Sun preview

Mystics at Lynx preview

Storm at Sky

Sparks at Wings

College team news:

The Lady Vols hope for a huge year in recruiting.

College player news:

Wichita State’s Diamond Lockhart has toughened her routine to keep her knees healthy.

College coach news:

Brandy Manning is a new assistant coach at CSUN.

Mark Stephens is Xavier’s new assistant coach.

Northern Iowa alumni KK Armstrong joins the staff as an assistant coach.

Former San Diego State coach Beth Burns took the stand Tuesday in her wrongful termination lawsuit against the school.

SDSU attorneys then cross-examined her.